General Dentistry encompasses a wide range of dental treatments and services essential for maintaining good dental health. Its primary goal is to preserve the natural teeth, and keep teeth and gums healthy and functional for as long as possible.
General Dentists at The Dental Office
As your primary dental health care provider, general dentists Dr. Mark Santana and Dr. Nick Barbon diagnose and treat oral health problems, manage your general dental health needs, and provide preventive dental education and guidance as required.
General dentists must successfully complete four years at an accredited dental school to attain their designation. They must also fulfill the rigorous requirements (including examinations, residencies, and continuing education) put forth by provincial licensing boards.
Dental crowns and bridges as restorative treatments for badly damaged or broken teeth. Request Appointment Restoring Your Smile Dental restorations are an important component of your ongoing dental care. Repairing or replacing teeth that are badly damaged or missing is essential for preserv...Read more »
Fillings help repair cavities and help restore the tooth's function and structure. Request An Appointment What are Dental Fillings? If your dentist finds a cavity or tooth damage like a crack or fracture ,they may recommend a filling. Fillings can be made from a number of materials and your d...Read more »
Dentures are used to replace missing teeth, as well as the gum and jaw tissue surrounding them. Request an Appointment What are Dentures? Dentures are artificial tooth replacements that allow patients with missing teeth to keep their face structure, eat properly and speak well. They can be used to replace one mis...Read more »
The Dental Office provides preventative dental care, including exams and cleanings, to help you maintain good oral health. Request an Appointment Keeping Your Smile Healthy Attending regular dental checkups and cleanings and following a good oral hygiene routine every day at home are the found...Read more »
When the nerve inside a tooth becomes infected, a root canal can be performed to repair it. What is a Root Canal? When the internal pulp in a tooth becomes infected, the standard treatment is a root canal. During a root canal, your dentist will remove any decay, bacteria and nerves from inside your damaged tooth. Then, they fill in the space wit...Read more »
Our Sault Ste. Marie dentists can help diagnose and treat jaw pain or tightness, referred to as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Request an Appointment What is TMD? The temporomandibular Joints (TMJ) are the hinge joints that connect the jaw bone to the temporal bones of the skull. Loc...Read more »